This page relates to the current Government Policy Statement.  The Government Policy Statement on Land Transport (GPS) sets out the government’s priorities for expenditure from the National Land Transport Fund over the next 10 years.

It sets out how funding is allocated between activities such as road safety policing, state highway improvements, local and regional roads and public transport.

GPS 2018/19 – 2027/28

Transport Minister Phil Twyford announced the release of the Government Policy Statement on land transport (GPS) 2018/19 – 2027/28 on 28 June 2018. GPS 2018 takes effect on 1 July 2018.

The Government’s commitments make it clear that transformation of the land transport system is a priority. GPS 2018 presents a number of changes in direction, prioritising a safer transport system free of death and injury, accessible and affordable transport, reduced emissions and value for money.

Update as of September 2018

We have previously noted that a second stage of GPS 2018 was expected, and we were looking to release this in 2019. At this point, any second stage to the 2018 GPS will be limited to matters that need immediate action outside of the regular three-year GPS cycle, such as investment in rail.  Minister Twyford will consider whether this second stage is required in early 2019. In the meantime, we are starting work on the next in-cycle GPS, GPS 2021, with the intent to release the GPS 12 months prior to it taking effect.  We will be talking to stakeholders early, and throughout the process. 

Click here to view previous and draft Government Policy Statements on Land Transport